Abonmarche growing, acquiring Grand Haven engineering firm


Abonmarche has acquired Milanowski & Englert, a Grand Haven based professional services firm. For over 27 years, Milanowski & Englert has provided West Michigan with professional engineering and surveying services.

Milanowski & Englert now joins Abonmarche as one of the firm’s 10 offices across Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana, providing a full range of architectural, land surveying and engineering services to clients in several states.

“We are pleased to welcome the employees of Milanowski & Englert to the Abonmarche team,“ said Daryl Knip, CEO of Abonmarche. “We have served as the engineer-of-record for the City of Grand Haven for a number of years, and the acquisition of Milanowski & Englert gives us the opportunity to further underscore our commitment to the community while expanding our capacity to serve additional clients in the area by opening our tenth full-service office.”

“The City of Grand Haven has been a great partner with us, and we look forward to this acquisition strengthening that partnership. We spent a great deal of time during the due diligence process to make sure it was a good cultural fit between the two firms, and we walked away convinced that our combined strengths and capacity uniquely position us to serve the market area by improving service delivery through combining our firms’ knowledge and resources.”

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The opening of a new Grand Haven office also enhances Abonmarche’s ability to serve additional lakefront communities along the coast of Lake Michigan.

“Our experience and knowledge of coastal engineering and lakefront communities uniquely positions us to understand the needs of lakefront communities and how they operate, as well as best practices to help ensure their long-term resiliency,”  according to Knip.

The firm will be renamed Abonmarche, Milanowski & Englert to honor the history of the firm in the Grand Haven community while recognizing the significant additional resources the Abonmarche team can provide to the market area through the new office, which will be staffed by existing team members of both firms.

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